Author Archives: Tony Peters

2019 Golden Grove Estate Granite Belt Vermentino

I’ve spoken to quite a few friends about the wines coming out of the Granite Belt and, not surprisingly, they were quite surprised to hear of the type of climate they have and how long they have contributed to the … Continue reading

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2018 Yelland and Papps Second Take Grenache

We have a lot to thank our forbears for when it comes to adages.  They came up with many a saying or two that are still used today.  One that I thought of straight away when I read the email … Continue reading

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2016 Hastwell & Lightfoot Cabernet Sauvignon

I love food.  Mind you, I don’t know many people who don’t.  When my wife is in the kitchen doing what she does so well, cooking (amongst other things of course), and working her magic, the aromas that spread throughout … Continue reading

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2017 Hastwell and Lightfoot Shiraz

First up, let me tell you, I am not a fan of roses.  I’m sorry, but I can not bring myself to like them.  A few years ago when my wife and I purchased our home, there were heaps of … Continue reading

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2018 Lino Ramble Grillo

There are a number of Australian producers/winemakers out there who are satisfying my desire to try wines made from alternative varieties of grapes.  Thanks to Andy and Angela from Lino Ramble for finding and bottling this gregarious, yet humble Grillo.  … Continue reading

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2016 Huntington Estate ‘Basket Dried’ Shiraz

Tim Stevens, the Huntington Estate winemaker, picked the grapes for this wine at 12.9 baumé.  Normally this translates to a wine with about the same alcohol content by the time it finds its way into bottle.  The thing is with … Continue reading

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2018 Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz

Pillow menus.  They seem to be in a lot of hotels these days.  There seems to be every ‘pillow possibility’ covered with every filling, firmness, softness and size available to suit every man, woman and child ensuring everyone gets a … Continue reading

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